April 2008


I bought some bright red yarn with the intention of making the Simple Snood from ‘Love to Knit’ but I decided that the pattern was a bit too boring once I had started knitting it so I turned to Ravelry. I was browsing the recent FOs and I came across this cowl that I just had to make so I went over to her blog and she had a free pattern for it! I’d never used the feather and fan stitch before but I really like it. It’s easy and makes such a nice pattern.

I really like this cowl and it’s perfect for just stuffing in a handbag instead of carrying a scarf around. It’s also really good now that the weather is (supposed to be) changing. I used Lion Brand Wool-Ease in Ranch Red and 6mm 16inch circs. This is such a quick and easy knit and great for using up leftover yarn!

I’m in a knitting frenzy at the moment trying to get all the birthday presents done during the holiday. These are my second pair of Fetching handwarmers and I’ll probably be making more in the future – they look so pretty and they’re also really quick. An amazing pattern for gifts! These were made out of what I think is Bernat Satin Shine but I can’t be sure. It is acrylic though. They’re super soft and comfy!

And I’ve been baking too! I made a few chocolate cupcakes with pink vanilla buttercream icing and they are delicious! I used the recipes from Magnolia Bakery and I definitely recommend them. These took me ages but were so worth it.